Scandal “More Cattle, Less Bull”

Another jam packed episode. Great show with lots of drama.

Olivia holds up her bargain to have dinner with her dad. Meanwhile Huck and Ballard are trying to figure out what mistery Fitz is involved in with B613. While Olivia and her dad are at dinner Ballard is in Rowan Pope’s house copying files.

The fix it problem of this week is Congresswoman Josephine Marcus. She needs to cover up the fact that she had a baby at 15. At first she claims to have given up the baby, but after Olivia’s team goes to Montana they find out that Marcus’ “sister” Candace is really her daughter. As much as much as Marcus didn’t want Candace to find out, during a debate one of the other candidates called her out. After firing Olivia, Marcus comes around and asks Olivia to be her campaign manager for the upcoming election.

Now Olivia was already offered the same position by Mellie earlier. This also came with Mellie admitting that Fitz needs/wants Olivia. But Mellie wants to win so badly that she will do anything, even provide her husband with access to his mistress. This is after she and Cyrus tried to get Leo Bergen. He turned them down, but the Vice-President approached him in the bathroom at the State Dinner about running as an independent.

So this is a fun twist..Fitz and Mr. Pope are in cahoots about Reddington. Still unsure what exactly it means, but there seems to be a little teaser at the end. But for whatever reason Fitz wants Jake to be kept safe to keep Olivia happy.

Fitz wants to take down B613, which creates a conspiracy theory. Cyrus told him he’ll meet his own “man on the grassy Knoll” if he keeps pushing and asking too many questions. (JFK reference for anyone who doesn’t know.)

Something that seems to be developing more for later is Quinn. She has been obsessed with Huck and how he can get information from people through torture. Also just in general being violent or killing people seems to really make her happy. Oh and computer hacking is another thing she is really excelling at. Because of her actions the last few weeks she has been sidelined from the team. She wasn’t allowed to work with them in Montana, but she had to be there. After returning the tech equipment to a local store she was told she could only get in store credit. She eyed some guns and had them shipped to her in D.C. So we’ll see how this develops.

In the end Huck and Jake figure out that Fitz shot down the plane that killed Olivia’s mom by her dad’s orders. This might be the whole Reddington thing, but I’m not really sure since sometimes I get a bit lost as to what’s happening.

First aired October 31, 2013 on ABC.

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